Make a Contribution

Here at Lamb of God, we offer several different opportunities for contributions. Whether you prefer writing a check or having a monthly tithe automatically drawn from your checking account, we can get you started. Continue reading to learn about all the opportunities and decide which one is best for you!

2 Corinthians 9:7 says, “Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”

Cash / Check

Any cash or check donations can be dropped off at the Church Office or in an envelope in the Offertory basket during services.

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PayPal / Credit Card

PayPal securely processes debit/credit card donations for Lamb of God. You can complete your payment with just a few clicks using your PayPal account or a credit/debit card. Paypal deducts a minimal fee from the donation for this service.

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SimplyGiving® / Thrivent

Make convenient, automatic contributions from your bank account through the Simply Giving® Program, endorsed by Thrivent Federal Credit Union. Your payment is deposited into the Lamb of God bank account as a single or recurring donation. You can choose how frequently your donations are.

To enroll in the SimplyGiving® program, contact the Church office.

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Checking / Savings Account

Did you know you can use your personal bank to make one-time or recurring donations using online Bill Pay services? A check will be mailed directly to Lamb of God with your name for our records. Visit your bank’s website to learn more.

Endowments

Did you know that you can give money directly from your IRA, up to $100,000 annually, and not have those IRA funds that are distributed in that manner included in your adjusted gross income line on your tax return? It’s called a Qualified Charitable Deduction, or QCD.


If you have any questions, read the FAQ below.
If you still can’t find an answer to your question, contact the Church Office.

Contributions FAQ

Is it safe to make an online contribution?
Yes. Electronic contributions are safer than writing a check because it can’t be lost, stolen or destroyed in the mail. All Electronic Fund Transfer (EFT) transactions are regulated by the Federal Reserve and are governed by strict national rules and guidelines. Over four billion EFT transactions are processed annually in the United States.

What are the advantages of online giving?
There are many advantages to online giving.

  • Efficiency — It can save you time by having a recurring, automatic payment, and you don’t have to worry about forgetting your envelopes at home or sending in your offering if you’re out of town.
  • Security — Online giving is more secure than writing a check because it can’t be lost or stolen in the mail.
  • Helping Lamb of God — Electronic contributions require less processing by the Staff and help to level out the flow of giving.


What if I want to contribute with my debit/credit card?
You can make secure, electronic payments through PayPal.

How do I enroll in the SimplyGiving® program?
To enroll, you must

  1. Fill out the Enrollment Form
  2. Return the form to the Church Office


What if I want to change the amount of my contribution or how often I give?
To make a change to your SimplyGiving® contributions, please contact the Church Office.

To make a change to your recurring payments through your bank, you will need to contact your bank or edit the information in your account online.


Is there any charge to me or to Lamb of God to give online?
There is NEVER a charge for you, the donor, to contribute. For Lamb of God, there are small processing costs for any checking and savings account transactions. PayPal charges a percentage based on the dollar amount of the contribution.

How can I give money to Lamb of God directly from my IRA?
You must have reached the age of 70 ½ to participate. If you are in this category, you are forced to drawn down their IRA accounts even if you don’t need some or any of the money for living expenses. This forced payout is called a required minimum distribution, or RMD. The rule doesn’t apply to ROTH IRAs, because these contain contributions of after tax income. But a conventional or traditional IRA builds up because of contributions made with pretax income. Eventually a traditional account’s payouts will be taxed as ordinary income, even though there are methods of delaying taxes by delaying payouts to beneficiaries.

This QCD works like this, at least for many people using T Rowe Price, say, a mutual fund company that manages self directed IRAs. They are self directed because you, the IRA holder, makes the investment decisions of how to invest the funds in the IRA and T Rowe does the paperwork.

In this case, you write T Rowe and tell them how much you want to give to charity, either outright from the IRA as a conventional withdrawal or as an RMD. You specify the charities, including Lamb of God, the amounts you wish to give them and have your signature on the letter guaranteed by your local banker. T Rowe then mails out the checks to the recipient charities. It’s that simple.

An example would be that your RMD is $10,000. You have other sources of income and planning on giving $10,000 away to a variety of charities in 2013. You execute the letter, and your taxable income is lighter by $10,000 because a distribution in this manner is not taxable to you.

Check with the financial manager of your IRA for details that may differ slightly from the above example.


Are there any other ways to contribute?
We also accept Stock Liquidations. Call the Church Office with any questions.

Is there someone I can talk to if I have other questions about online giving?
Of course! If you have any questions, please contact the Church Office*.

*Please note that the Staff cannot answer any bank-specific or endowment-related questions. For answers to those, please contact your bank or your financial manager.

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